Saddle up, folks – the State Fair of Texas is proud to announce the lineup of pre-Fair equine shows leading up to the opening of the 2022 State Fair of Texas. Starting on August 6 and running each weekend prior to the Fair, these shows will take place in the air-conditioned Fair Park Coliseum. Equine exhibitors can now sign up to be the first to know when entries open online at BigTex.com/Horse.
The planned pre-Fair horse shows include:
- American Quarter Horse Show (August 6-7, 2022)*
- RSNC Ranch Sorting (August 12-14, 2022)
- Donkey and Mule Show (August 20-21, 2022)
- Women’s Breakaway Roping (August 27, 2022)*
- Barrel Racing (August 28, 2022)
- Youth Rodeo (September 2, 2022)*
- Arabian Show (September 4-5, 2022)
- VIP Team Roping (September 9-11, 2022)
*denotes an event that is new to the pre-Fair horse show lineup.
Included in the above-listed new events, the Fair is proud to bring Women’s Breakaway Roping to the Fair for the first time. One of the fastest-growing categories in western sports and rodeo, the event was recently sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association in conjunction with the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association in 2020.
The entry process for equine exhibitors is now available on our website, BigTex.com/Horse. All updates and resources needed will be made available on this webpage, so make sure you bookmark the page.
These events are free and open to the public – feel free to bring your neigh-bors. The 2022 State Fair of Texas will run from Friday, September 30, 2022, through Sunday, October 23, 2022.